Most airports in the world have adopted the model implemented in the United States and the European Union regarding liquids permitted aboard in hand baggage. It is recommended to follow the regulations carefully so that you do not have to dispose of prohibited items in your baggage.
Generally, unpleasantness can be avoided if liquids are packed into your baggage stored in the hold of the aircraft.
The detailed information below applies to passengers flying to and from the following destinations: the United States, European Union countries, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, China, Hong Kong, Mumbai (India), Bangkok (Thailand) and Johannesburg (South Africa).
On flights departing from European Union countries only duty free items purchased in European Union airports can be taken aboard. These products must be in sealed packages and you must present a valid receipt from the point of purchase. Products that do not meet these requirements as well as products purchased at duty free shops outside of European Union airports will be confiscated.
Please note that only the above products should be placed in the plastic bag. All other products that passengers would like to take aboard with them can be placed in their hand baggage. The bag can be placed in the hand baggage and taken out for security check at airports in Europe.
It is permitted to take on board the plane duty free products purchased at Hong Kong airport. The products must be in a sealed package and a valid receipt from the point of purchase must be presented. Products that do not meet these requirements as well as products purchased at duty free shops outside the Hong Kong airport will be confiscated. This procedure also applies to passengers departing from Ben-Gurion Airport to Hong Kong and then taking continuation flights.
Please note that only the above products should be placed in the plastic bag. All other items that passengers would like to take with them can be placed in the hand baggage. The bag can be placed in the hand baggage and then taken out for security checks at the Hong Kong airport.
It is permitted to bring on board medications and special food products (such as baby food) needed for the flight, not in a plastic bag. These products should be presented at the security checks. It is not permitted to take on board duty free products that do not meet regulations (such as bottles of drinks).
Passengers on continuation flights can purchase duty free products only if they leave and store the products in Israel. Products that are prohibited on the plane cannot be purchased even from the inflight duty free shop by passengers embarking on continuation flights. There is no additional limitation on products in baggage stored in the hold of the plane.
It is not permitted to bring liquids and sprays of any kind on board flights departing from the airports in Moscow and St. Petersburg. Only medications and baby food can be brought on board after approval by the authorities at the security check at the airport. In these cases it is essential to arrive at the airport early.